Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

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Youth Express: The Cygnus Quartet

August 25, 2018 – 10:35 am | 38 views
IMG_6958 From 08/25/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winners Cuna Kim (16, Fox Chapel) and Sein Lee (16, Mt. Lebanon) on violin, Seowon Chang (15 Peters Township) on viola, and Mirra Rasmussen (17 Chartiers Valley) on cello performing as The Cygnus Quartet

Youth Express: Aarav Parthiban

August 25, 2018 – 10:05 am | 13 views
IMG_6953 From 08/25/2018: WQED Write on! contest winner Aarav Parthiban (7, Chartiers Valley)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Jacob Ujhazy

August 18, 2018 – 10:35 am | 29 views
IMG_6927 From 08/18/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Jacob Ujhazy (15, Hopewell Senior High School) with selections on piano.

Youth Express: Investing Now

August 18, 2018 – 10:05 am | 49 views
IMG_6922 From 08/18/2018: University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Investing Now pre-college diversity program students Alaina Peeler (15, Penn Hills High School), Eliyah Roberts (15, Shadyside Academy), Nicola Kramer (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Nina Mathis (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), Riquetta Livingston (14, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech), Tilee Miller (15, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech), Vincent Foor (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice) and Sydney Williams (15, Chartiers Valley High School)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Hannah Ishizaki

August 11, 2018 – 10:35 am | 36 views
IMG_6906 From 08/11/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Hannah Ishizaki (18, Mt. Lebanon) with selections on violin.

Youth Express: Dagny Haglund

August 11, 2018 – 10:05 am | 19 views
IMG_6898 From 08/11/2018: WQED Write on! contest winner Dagny Haglund (11, Environmental Charter School)

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

August 4, 2018 – 10:05 am | 25 views
BBBS-Chris-Mike From 08/04/2018: Big Brother Mike Saylor and Little Brother Chris Cameron (10, Bradford Woods Elementary) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristen Pace.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Yosen Wang

July 28, 2018 – 10:35 am | 48 views
IMG_6708 From 07/28/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Yosen Wang (18, North Allegheny) performs selections on viola.

Youth Express: Urban Impact Shakes, Twelfth Night

July 21, 2018 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_6639_1 From 07/21/2018: Johnny Phillips (15, Nazareth College and Career Prep) with a preview of the Urban Impact Shakes production of Twelfth Night, New Hazlett Theater, 8/3 to 8/11 along with Zack McClelland.

Youth Express: Propel Action Team

July 21, 2018 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_6635_1 From 07/21/2018: Robert Maddox (17), Concepcion Willis (18), and Maura Cain (18) of Propel Braddock Hills talking about the Propel Schools Student Action Team.